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ACTion Art 2015: Call for Entries!
Call all artists! ACT seeks artwork entries for the 6th annual ACTion Art exhibit, which will be held at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, March 3-7, 2015. ACTion Art is an exhibit that is uniqely designed to assist artists with disabilities to show their art in a professional gallery format, and to market and sell their work in the larger community.
Artists are invited to submit a work of art in any medium. To be considered, artists must complete and submit an Artist Registration Form by 5:00 pm on Thursday, February 12, 2015. Artwork entries must be delivered to ACT no later than 4:30 pm on Thursday, February 26, 2015. All registered entries are accepted and no entry fees are required!
Sign up for Adult Art Winter/Spring classes!
Adult Art Winter classes start up in January! There is something for everyone -- from drumming, paper mache sculpture, dance choreography, choir and more! See the full schedule of classes on the Winter/Spring 2015 class registration form and flier. Classes are generally capped at 15 people, so sign up today! New students, we also ask that you complete a one-time only Student Enrollment Form.
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Artists Creating Together (ACT) brings students with disabilities together with artists and art projects. Art breaks down many of the emotional and psychological barriers that hold students back by building self-confidence and personal satisfaction. Art accomplishments advance learning skills, improve classroom behavior and show students that they are more self-sufficient and capable than they thought. Their new confidence produces new personal breakthroughs.
The confidence and the breakthroughs help them move from at risk students who may drop out of school to successful young people who have more tools to make positive contributions in the community.
ACT is the largest non-profit organization in Michigan bringing artists, art projects, teachers and students with disabilities together. Last year, ACT helped more than 8,500 individuals celebrate, succeed and grow with art.